Maui News: Best Food Market & Best Health Food Store 2018


We are so honored to be voted Maui's "Best Food Market" and "Best Health Food Store" for The Maui News' Best of Maui 2018 selections. 

Best Food Market

"You can't miss Mana Foods in Paia – just look for the throngs of people heading into the colorful building on Baldwin Ave. Winner for best grocery market, the iconic grocery store boasts literally thousands of products, including fresh Maui produce, grass-fed island meats and organic eggs, a deli offering prepared foods made from scratch daily, vitamin-packed juices and smoothies made to order in the Maka by Mana bar, a dazzling selection of cheeses, and an entire wall of chocolate treats. Adding to this impressive inventory is a staunch commitment to affordability.

'We know how expensive it can be here, so our goal is to pass along all discounts, such as manufacturers discounts, to our customers to keep our prices low,' says Mana Food's Purchasing Director Christina Gilbert, who's been an integral part of the store's management for the last decade.

'It's how we give back,' she explains. 'We are so grateful to the community for their support and for their recognition of Mana Foods as Best Food Market.'

Spreading the love around, Gilbert credits the more than 100 Mana Foods employees with anchoring the store firmly in the bedrock of Maui's pono lifestyle." –The Maui News


Best Health Food

" Voted Best Health Food, Mana Foods prides itself on carrying products that are healthy for customers and the environment.

'We've been carrying a variety of reef-safe sunscreens long before it became law,' says Purchasing Director Christina Gilbert.

A comprehensive Vitamin Room features the purest, safest and most researched products available – and at reasonable prices.

'We bring in what's popular and trending before anyone else,' Gilbert assures.

Current popular trends in health-food, Gilbert says, include Paleo-cenric products, gluten-free, low or no sugar and, of course, vegan and vegetarian. Mana Foods also prides itself on a large selection of quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, offering the cleanest protein powders and locally sourced products." –The Maui News


What a privilege to be so loved and supported by this wonderful community. We could not be more thrilled to accept these two awards. MAHALO from all of us at Mana Foods!